The sketchbook of Susan Kare

Kare’s first assignment was developing fonts for the Mac OS. At the time, digital typefaces were monospaced, meaning that both a narrow I and a broad M were wedged into the same bitmapped real estate — a vestigial legacy of the way that a typewriter platen advances, one space at a time.

The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face